Yesterday while watching baseball (the Tigers swept the Indians - YAY!!) I decided to get my sketchbook and do just a bit of gesture sketching. I find it very difficult to get anything at all when both the players and the cameras move so much. For what it is worth, here is what I have:
And while I had the sketchbook with me, I did an almost blind sketch of the book I am currently reading. I call it practically blind because I didn't have my
glasses cheaters on. In the case of drawing something a bit away from me, I need to have my glasses to see what I am going to draw. But with my glasses off I can't see what my sketch is looking like. Hence, almost blind.....
I feel as though the weekend got away from me, but as I think back I realize that I was busier than I would have given myself credit for. On Saturday I went to Milan to a baby shower with sisters-in-law and nieces. It was a very nice one and I am glad I went. I packed a large container of spinach leaves and shrimp along with an apple and so was legal with my diet. On Sunday, Miss 8 and Miss 3 spent some time with me while their Mom mowed her lawn and got caught up at home. They'd been gone on a week's camping trip. I also managed to watch two baseball games and lots of tennis.
As for the happy dance - I've lost 14.5 pounds so far and 14 inches. Today is the last day of taking the drops and then I have three more very restricted calorie days. At that point I can add everything to my diet except sugars and starches. This phase lasts for 3 weeks and then I go on life time maintenance. Wish me luck!
And now - drum roll - the winner of the watercolor book giveaway is:
|As you can see I didn't stay up until midnight last night - I selected this morning.|
Cathy - if you will email me with your "dusty" little snail mail addy, I will get this lovely book into the mail and on its way to you. Thank you to all of you who took the time to enter.